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Friday
May112012

FEEDING THE LIFE STAGES AT STUD

Stud Horse Mare and Foal

Feeding the Stud Horse...
(Photo : Vuma Horse Feeds)

"The Age Old Stud Horse Debate"

Much noise is suddenly being made about feeding the stud horse and particularly how much to feed mares and foals, to provide a creep feed or not, levels of protein, amounts of roughage and the correct balance of minerals and vitamins.

None of this is new and it is an age old debate but at Vuma we still believe in our original views and formulations. Champion Breeders for the past seven seasons can't be that wrong and Summerhill stats will show you that horses raised on the foundations of Vuma run for longer on average and more often than others. Whichever way you look at it there is no disputing the value of a superior stud feed, formulated to ensure correct growth and lay down strong bone from the very beginning, even while still in utero. While correct limb conformation, good bone and size are a vital pay-off at the sales, even more telling are the results at the race track!

Nutrition is essential in maximizing bone density. Skeletal growth is rapid during the first 12 months and it is at this time that bone, cartilage and tendon are being deposited and strengthened. The benefits of good levels of vitamin A, vitamin E and biotin are irrefutable in stud rations, and there is evidence to suggest that vitamin C is important in the development of healthy collagen and is essential to the production of connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage).

Skeletal growth occurs faster than weight gain. At 6 months of age bone mineralization is 68% complete. Dietary mineral supplementation along with careful management and training programs will result in improved bone density and in turn, improved skeletal durability. Young horses will stay training longer without the problems that bone injuries can cause.

As consultant nutritionist to Vuma, Debbie Odell, explained back in 2009, a steady growth rate in foals is the optimal goal.

Debbie Odell

CLICK HERE TO READ
DEBBIE ODELL'S ARTICLE ON STUD NUTRITION
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The regular use of the Kentucky Growth Chart to measure your foals growth, is important to gauge growth rates.

KENTUCKY STANDARD GROWTH DATA (TB)

Month Kentucky STD ADG (kg/day) Body Weight Std (kg) Height Std (mm)
1 1.675 75 1072
2 1.49 115 1160
3 1.25 150 1215
4 1.19 180 1243
5 1.09 210 1290
6 1.0 230 1324
7 0.75 265 1350
8 0.75 280 1376
9 0.7 290 1411
10 0.5 310 1411
11 0.525 320 1430
12 0.3 330 1438
13 0.3 340 1456
14 0.3 355 1468
15 0.425 375 1475
16 0.875 395 1494
17 0.8 415 1513
18 0.625 425 1520
19 0.55

20 0.65

21 0.5

Vuma Vigour, together with Vuma Vitality, forms the backbone of the Vuma stud programme. Vuma Vigour has the correct balance of vitamins and minerals, with superior inclusions to ensure optimal absorption of nutrients, particularly Calcium, at all critical growth stages.

Vuma Vigour Horse Feed

Vuma Vigour

  • 15% Protein whole grain, "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran and platinum class vitamin and mineral pack.
  • Biotin and lysine are specified at the higher end of the recommended spectrum to ensure healthy hoof growth and ensure an optimum amino acid profile.
  • Added vitamin C ensures healthy development of collagen and optimal absorption of calcium.
  • Vuma Vigour is recommended for mares in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, weanlings, yearlings and young horses (up to ¾ years) in light medium work.

Vuma Vitality Horse Feed

Vuma Vitality

  • 12% Protein, whole grain "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran, and the industry's no. 1 vitamin and mineral pack.
  • Recommended for stud horses, barren mares, mares in 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy, and very suitable for spelling horses.

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VUMA STUD HORSE PRODUCT INFORMATION

vuma horse feed south africa

www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Friday
Apr012011

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONS AND POTENTIAL STARS

Click above to watch J J The Jet Plane winning the US$1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint (Gr2)
(Footage : Dubai Racing)

"Start them right and you'll never look back!"

 Our favourite Vuma Champion, J J the Jet Plane kept the South African flag flying at Meydan on Saturday when winning the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night - our very best wishes to Lucky Houdalakis and all the connections! This has truly been an amazing journey and we hope that someone is drafting a book!

River Jetez ran a creditable second in the Dubai Duty Free, ensuring that Jet Master stamps himself firmly at the head of South Africa's leading stallions.

The $10Million World Cup Race was a bittersweet 1st and 2nd for the Japanese, with these victories following so soon after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged their home country.

All of this excitement took place less than 3 weeks ahead of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales, which start at 1pm on Friday 15th April.

Vuma founders and stalwart clients, Summerhill Stud, will be there with their draft of 40 yearlings, all of which have had their foundations on Vuma Horse Feed. Ask the 6 time champion breeders what helped them get to their current position on the breeders log and they won't hesitate to say that the fundamental changes that they made to their feeding regime is what made the difference.

Utilising international research, the feeds are formulated to provide a nutrient dense, highly palatable feed containing the best vitamins and minerals allowing for steady growth.

These foundations lay down strong collagen and bone giving the young horse a superior start and ensuring that they train on (in the case of Hear the Drums, for 34 wins).

 So if you want to join the Champions, your best bet is to start off with Vuma Vitality and Vuma Vigour.

Once in training the highly digestible Vuma Upstart and Vuma Racer ensure high energy and a superior amino acid profile for repair and recovery.

Vuma Horse Feeds - The Choice of Champions!

vuma horsefeed africa

www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Tuesday
Oct122010

WHAT GIVES SUMMERHILL STUD THE EDGE?

summerhill ready to run gallops
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud
(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

"Practice Makes Perfect"

Friday 15th October sees the running of the Ready to Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud; a showcase of potential which enables buyers to select their top picks at the sale to be held on Sunday 7 November, in Germiston.

Highlighting the value of the Ready to Run sale were the weekend graded wins of Pierre Jourdan and the filly Igugu, both graduates in the past two years. The stats will also tell you that the graduates of the Summerhill pastures are hardy and run more often for more stakes, keeping Summerhill at the head of the pack on the breeder's log.

What gives them the edge you may ask? As the founder of Vuma Horse Feeds, Summerhill knows the value of a superior stud feed formulated to ensure correct growth and lay down strong bone from the very beginning, even while still in utero.

Vuma Vigour, together with Vuma Vitality, forms the backbone of the stud feed. Vuma Vigour has the correct balance of vitamins and minerals, with superior inclusions to ensure optimal absorption of nutrients, particularly Calcium, at all critical growth stages.

Nutrition is essential in maximizing bone density. Skeletal growth is rapid during the first 12 months and it is at this time that bone, cartilage and tendon are being deposited and strengthened. The benefits of good levels of vitamin A, vitamin E and biotin are irrefutable in stud rations, and there is evidence to suggest that vitamin C is important in the development of healthy collagen and is essential to the production of connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage).

Protein is never as important to the horse as it is at this time. A horse, at any stage, has no requirement for a "percentage" of protein, but rather a certain mass of protein per day. The precentage protein feed supplied should be calculated by the requirement in grams divided by the amount of feed to be supplied. Since the intake of young horses is low, it follows that the "percentage" protein of young stock feeds will be relatively high.

In addition, quality of protein is important, thus the amino acid profile of the feed is critical and the quality of the individual nutrients included in the feed is important.

Skeletal growth occurs faster that weight gain. At 6 months of age bone mineralization is 68% complete. Dietary mineral supplementation along with careful management and training programs will result in improved bone density and in turn, improved skeletal durability. Young horses will stay training longer without the problems that bone injuries can cause.

The Kentucky growth chart below is a useful guideline against which to measure growing foals.

Kentucky Standard Growth Data (TB)

Month Kentucky STD ADG (kg/day) Body Weight Std (kg) Height Std (mm)
1 1.675 75 1072
2 1.49 115 1160
3 1.25 150 1215
4 1.19 180 1243
5 1.09 210 1290
6 1.0 230 1324
7 0.75 265 1350
8 0.75 280 1376
9 0.7 290 1411
10 0.5 310 1411
11 0.525 320 1430
12 0.3 330 1438
13 0.3 340 1456
14 0.3 355 1468
15 0.425 375 1475
16 0.875 395 1494
17 0.8 415 1513
18 0.625 425 1520
19 0.55

20 0.65

21 0.5

 

Vuma Vigour

  • 15% Protein whole grain, "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran and platinum class vitamin and mineral pack.
  • Biotin and lysine are specified at the higher end of the recommended spectrum to ensure healthy hoof growth and ensure an optimum amino acid profile.
  • Added vitamin C ensures healthy development of collagen and optimal absorption of calcium.
  • Vuma Vigour is recommended for mares in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, weanlings, yearlings ad young horses (up to ¾ years) in light medium work.

Vuma Vitality

  • 12% Protein, whole grain "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran, and the industry's no. 1 vitamin and mineral pack.

Recommended for stud horses, barren mares, mares in 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy, and very suitable for spelling horses.

vuma horsefeed africa

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

www.vumafeed.co.za

Thursday
Apr222010

SUMMERHILL NATIONAL SALES YEARLINGS EXCEPTIONAL

charles laird emperors palace national yearling sale

Charles Laird viewing the Summerhill yearlings at Block A
(Photo : Summerhill Stud/TBA/Jean Stanley)

"GREAT EXPECTATIONS"

The title of a Classic book but the feeling that the Vuma and Summerhill teams have as the National Yearling Sales get underway.

The Summerhill draft of yearlings has settled in to the TBA complex at Germiston and are strutting their stuff as they get viewed by prospective buyers.

These  are proud and anxious moments for us knowing that they are on the brink of their racing careers and willing them to be successful in every way.

Apart from their impeccable handling and rearing, from a Vuma perspective we know that they have had the best foundations possible. The nutrient dense Vuma Vigour will have ensured that from conception to weaning they have received the best nutrients from their mothers and once weaned, they have had the best possible foundations for optimal growth and development.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say, and the Summerhill draft is exceptional.

It’s an exciting weekend ahead as the sales start at 6pm on Friday evening and then SA Derby Day takes centre stage on Saturday. Among the contenders for the main race are graduates of the Summerhill paddocks, sold at the Ready to Run sales, including Pierre Jourdan, Smanjemanje and Nyakatho and you can be assured that we will be there to see them lead the field home!

 

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Tuesday
Dec012009

SUPACOOL PERFORMANCE

vuma supacool performance ad

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 VUMA VALU

The Best choice in low energy, high fibre rations Vuma Valu 10% & Vuma Valu 12%

No maize and low grain maintains a cool temperament
High fibre & added oil
provide slow release energy
Organic minerals
for better absorption
Enhanced levels of anti-oxidants

B vitamins and magnesium
help to maintain calmness

Valu is about getting the best for your money - your Champion deserves it!

Quality Horse feeds in our range of Sport Horse feeds also include:

Vuma Valu Red 12%
Vuma Vitality 12%
Vuma Vigour 15%
Vuma V8 12% with enhanced fat
Vuma Racer 12%
Vuma Upstart 14%

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